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July 16, 2019 Aurora Aperture PowerND-MC Filters Review

Last year I reviewed a clever rear filter solution for certain lenses that don’t take traditional filters from the company Aurora Aperture.  But Aurora Aperture has cranked up the creativity level and designed a new filter solution that, when you see it, you think, “Of course!  Why didn’t someone thin [Read more...]

July 13, 2019 Fujinon XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 OIS Gallery

I had a number of requests to review the Fujinon XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 OIS lens after I reviewed the XF 16-55mm F2.8 a few months ago, as many people feel like the XF 18-55mm is one of the best of its kind.  Certainly Fuji has taken a slightly different route with this “kit lens”, giving […] [Read more...]

July 12, 2019 Sony AF 85mm Showdown

One of my main projects for 2019 was a plan to pit all the current autofocus 85mm options on the full frame Sony E-mount platform head to head.  I’ve done something similar for 50mm options (and, to a lesser extent, 35mm options) on Sony.  I’ve done a major 85mm shootout on the Canon platform and […] [Read more...]

July 10, 2019 Sony FE 85mm F1.8 Image Gallery

All year long I’ve had the goal of doing a major 85mm showdown on the Sony platform, as I’ve done something similar for 50mm options (and, to a lesser extent, 35mm options) on Sony.  I’ve done a major 85mm shootout on the Canon platform and found it personally helpful and enjoyable, and this will be [&hell [Read more...]

July 5, 2019 FUJIFILM X-T30 Review

The Fuji X-T30 is Fujifilm’s fourth generation “bargain” mirrorless camera.  It has inherited a lot of trickle-down goodness from the X-T3 that I reviewed last year, including an improved sensor, better autofocus, 4K video, and more.  It has a lot packed into the compact little body that’s nearl [Read more...]

June 29, 2019 Tamron 35-150mm F2.8-4 VC OSD Gallery

When Tamron first announced the Tamron 35-150mm F2.8-4 VC OSD, I was first nonplussed (odd focal range), then disappointed that it was not for Sony, but then intrigued as I thought about the potential of such a lens for shooting events, weddings, or even for travel.  It essentially combines the “meat” of a 24-70 [Read more...]

June 28, 2019 Laowa 100mm F2.8 2x APO Macro Review

Laowa has never been afraid to take chances!  In many ways the Laowa 100mm F2.8 2x APO Macro is the most conventional of their lenses that I’ve reviewed, and even it has some unique attributes.  Venus Optics launched their Laowa brand with some unconventional macro lenses and have continue to tackle projects outs [Read more...]

June 21, 2019 Viltrox AF 85mm F1.8 STM Review

The Viltrox AF 85mm F1.8 STM is the first full frame autofocus lens from Viltrox designed for Sony FE…and I’m the first reviewer in the West to get my hands on one!  The 85STM sports a beautiful build quality (very premium) along with a STM autofocus system.  I’ll be exploring how Viltrox has does in [Read more...]